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The "'Disappointed Mother' Anti-Chew Pen" idea gave me this idea
cheaper, and (in my opinion) more effective solution to the same
If you're annoyed by your co-workers/classmates/comrade's pen-
gnawing habit, simply spritz a foul-tasting, yet nontoxic liquid on
This organic and naturally extracted liquid, marketed as
"Chew Adieu", is packaged in
pocket-concealable spray bottles. Soon, if applied enough times,
the spray will eventually induce a Pavlovian response
where, every time the colleague thinks of chewing their pen, they
will get a
taste in their mouth. This will wean them off the
habit over time.
Strictly speaking it's against nail biting and thumb sucking, but same principle. [jutta, Aug 25 2009]
[jutta, Aug 25 2009]
||Your name should be DrCruel, not [DrWorm]. (Great
title by the way.)
||<smug>Thank you, thank you.</smug>
||I was searching for [jutta]'s link but she got there before me.
||Or just casually saunter by and happen to mention "ah, that's where my arse-scratching pen has got to".
||I'm imagining an office where workers sniff their pens all the time without knowing exactly why...